2015 Education Guide

. January 30, 2015.
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Discover the best place for your child’s education by taking a look at these local academic institutions and what makes them unique, making it easier to decide where to send your little learners to school!

 
Ann Arbor Christian School

5500 Whitmore Lake Rd.
734-741-4948
www.annarborchristian.org

Established in 1991, Ann Arbor Christian School provides a rich education centered on the Christian faith to students from preschool to grade eight. The school is founded on the principles that excellence in academics and a deep commitment to the Christian faith reinforce each other, and that partnership with families is essential in raising children of strong character and moral integrity. Graduates are distinguished by their intelligence, character, and winsome witness of Biblical values to the world.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

734-994-2200
www.a2schools.org

ECS serves as a K-12 private education school. Their mission is to assist the Christian family by providing students with Godly, loving training that inspires them to exemplify Christ and attain academic excellence. Extracurricular activities include sports, arts, as well as AP and other accelerated classes. “It is our goal that students graduate from our college-prep school and live according to the truth of scripture,” says Bob Flamm, head administrator of Emmanuel Christian School. “We strive to develop the whole person, with a sense of patriotism, spirituality and high academicism.” Their open houses will take place on Sunday March 15, 2-4pm.

Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation

1515 S. Seventh St.
734-994-2300
aareced.com

Explore! Create! Innovate! AAPS Rec & Ed offers many ways for your child to try hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (aka STEAM). Educational experts agree that extracurricular programs offer unique settings for STEAM learning. Kids can roll up their sleeves, try a variety of projects, and learn essential 21st century skills – all without having a test at the end. See their after school website, aarecedafterschool.weebly.com.

Daycroft Montessori

100 Oakbrook Dr., 734-930-0333
1095 N. Zeeb Rd., 734-662-3335
www.daycroft.org

A Daycroft education includes the Montessori, student-centered approach and traditional and progressive teaching methods. With two Montessori-certified teachers per classroom along with individual and group lessons, they nurture the whole child. Their preschool offers a solid foundation with a five day per week program with full or half day options. At the elementary campus they maintain two teachers in every multi-age classroom, and provide individual and group lessons. Specials include art, music, Spanish/French, technology and physical education.
 

Life Learning Community

806 Airport Blvd.
734-545-7000
www.lifelearningcommunity.org

Life Learning Community is a Christian blended learning community for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade that combines the one-on-one education and influence of homeschooling with the technology, resources, and community of a traditional school. They specialize in meeting students right where they are and putting together a customized plan to fit their potential that will challenge them to become the best possible version of themselves, as God created them to be. Located in Ann Arbor, their mission is to educate the whole person in order to graduate complete students.

Wild Swan Theater

6175 Jackson Rd.
734-995-0530
www.wildswantheater.org

Trinity Lutheran School is operated by Trinity Lutheran Church, which considers the school to be a ministry of sharing Jesus Christ with its members and the community. They believe a Christian Education prepares students both academically and spiritually. Christian beliefs are integrated at Trinity Lutheran School in their entire school program. The staff is committed to teaching Christian values and faith as a way of life.

Go Like The Wind

3540 Dixboro Lane
734-747-4722
www.golikethewind.com

Their mission is to provide the highest quality Montessori education within a Christian environment that fosters a love for one another through God. The school is nestled on a forty-acre campus that includes woodlands and open meadows, which are utilized to educate students. Their diverse student population and staff also contribute to opportunities that allow learners to excel in all that they do. Students become inquisitive, innovative, and self-directed learners well-prepared for the next challenge and opportunity.

Early Learning Center Preschool

3070 Redwood Dr.
734-973-7722
www.elcpreschool.com

Their philosophy is learning through a play-based curriculum and it gives kids structure and encourages maximum expression. The NAEYC accredited school is a traditional half-day preschool program, not a daycare or co-op. They are run by a parent board of volunteers so families have an active role in decision making in the program. “We’re ideal for parents who like their children home for lunchtime and naps,” says teacher Marciah Boerema. Each classroom is composed of two teachers with Bachelor’s in Education who team teach and work together to make sure that each child is getting a well-rounded preschool experience.